Twin Cities Pride Parade Organizers Say Police Presence Needs to be Minimal

The parade draws about 350,000 people

 

MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. — Organizers of the Twin Cities Pride Parade have asked police to minimize their participation in Sunday’s event.

They say they’re trying to respect the pain many are feeling following last week’s acquittal of Officer Yanez.

But Lt. Bob Kroll, president of the Police Officers Federation of Minneapolis, calls the decision disturbing.

The parade, which draws about 350,000 people, has started in previous years with several marked squad cars and police officers.

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